Texts for response can be teacher-selected or negotiated with students. They can be selected from a variety of written, spoken and visual texts such as short stories, illustated picture books, comics and graphic novels, poetry, short films, and photography.
When selecting texts for response it is important to consider texts that elicit ideas and spark discussion. Texts for response:
Illustrated picture books, wordless books, graphic and multimodal texts offer muliple points of entry and encourage readers to make inferences and use prior textual and personal knowledge as part of the meaning-making process.
Illustrated texts ask readers to make meaning across multiple systems of meaning (modes) and include:
Information on these and other illustrated texts can be found on the Quebec Reading Connection website.